The Friends of Congress Square Park

The park in the heart of downtown Portland, Maine
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Open Call for 2015

In the Square Programming

Calling All Artists, Musicians, Filmmakers, Poets, Dancers & Performers!
Do you have an idea for a public event or art interaction in the Square for the 2015 Season? We want to hear your ideas!

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The Friends of Congress Square Park

Open Call for 2015 In the Square Programming

Calling All Artists / Musicians / Filmmakers / Poets / Dancers / Performers

Do you have an idea for a public event or art interaction in Congress Square for the 2015 Season? We want to hear your ideas!

This is an incredible and unique opportunity to bring your artistic vision and talents in to the public realm. Contribute to the activation of Congress Square Park and the vitality of Portland’s temporary public art scene.

Music in the Square, Art in the Square, Films in the Square, Play in the Square, Dance in the Square…MEET in the Square!

2015 In the Square events will run from May through the end of October. To submit an idea for an event or art interaction, please fill out this form to provide general information about your programming idea.

Submissions are due by Sunday, March 8th at midnight.

The FoCSP programming committee will review the submissions and select the line-up for the 2015 In the Square season sponsored by the FoCSP. The programming committee will work with the contact person to finalize an event date, and will handle all permitting requirements by the City of Portland, including: insurance, permit fees and licensing. Content must be suitable for public viewing to be considered.  Artist stipends will be provided by The Friends of Congress Square Park.

Please Note: If you are interested in organizing an event in the park independently, we encourage you to contact the Public Services Event Office directly to get an event permit application.

 


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Where is Congress Square?

Located at the crossroads of Congress Street and High Street, Congress Square Park is one of the most visible of Portland, Maine’s parks.

Congress Square Park has long been a hub of outdoor arts activities ever since its inception. As Portland’s only park with a landscaped amphitheater-performance stage and its location directly across from the Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square Park proudly bears the distinction as The Heart of the Arts District.

map of downtown Portland Maine, featuring the heart of the arts district, Congress Square Park

Map from the City of Portland Vision Statement: A Plan for the Arts District.